Transatlantic Parliamentary Group (TAG) is a transatlantic caucus of members from the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament, founded in 2008. The objective of the caucus is to assess international security threats, economic crises, and social issues and recommend strategies and policies to the government of the United States and governments of members of the European Union.
For more than a decade, the parliamentary group has held annual summits and strategic conferences in Washington D.C., Brussels, and other European capitals with the purpose of developing a common vision for the Western alliance, now and for the future.
In the initial stage of TAG’s summits and activities, the main threat examined was al Qaeda and its allies. The scope soon expanded to include the theme of radicalization of militants within the West, and later a focus was put on dissidents, reformers, and forces of democracy in the Greater Middle East. TAG was also interested in seeing an extended transatlantic dialogue being built with democratic forces in Latin America who stand opposed to authoritarianism and radical regimes.
Responding to its members inquiries and to legislative committees’ interests in assemblies on both sides of the Atlantic, TAG expanded its agenda to cover security and strategic issues related to cybersecurity, trade, economic recovery, immigration, social cohesion, and cultural values. The Euro-American caucus has evolved to become a forum where elected representatives in Western democracies are able to engage in personal dialogue on important matters to governments and civil societies alike.